About Us

Minnie, our inspiration, was a puppy mill rescue dog weighing just a 1 1/2lb.  She has since passed, but will be in our hearts forever.

Minnie, our inspiration, was a puppy mill rescued dog weighing just a 1 1/2lb. She has since passed, but will be in our hearts forever.

Hope Pet Rescue, Inc. was established in 2010 by a small group of dedicated, devoted animal lovers working towards a common goal – to try and save the lives of innocent animals who would otherwise be euthanized.  We are avid promoters of the spay/neuter effort in order to avoid pet overpopulation, and the overall animal welfare cause. We save animals from high kill shelters all over Illinois as well as Chicago Animal Care and Control.

Our rescued animals are kept in foster homes until they are adopted.  Being in a home environment benefits them tremendously as they are not under stress, not susceptible to diseases commonly found in shelters or pounds, and we get a sense of their personality and traits.  This also teaches them they can trust humans who will love and care for them.

We are a licensed 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization entirely run and funded by our volunteers and fosters.  We hold adoption events every Saturday from 12-3pm at Petsmart – 2590 Sutton Rd. in Hoffman Estates.

We are always looking for people to join our team!  Feel free to email us at info@hopepetrescue.com if you would like to participate in any way – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Meet Our Team!

Leana Ruiz – Founder/Executive Director – lruiz@hopepetrescue.com
Mollie Cawthorne – Vice President – mcawthorne@hopepetrescue.com
Tracy Birch – Secretary
Kathy Sniegowski – Treasurer
Michael Swier – Director of Media Outreach – mswier@hopepetrescue.com
Carol Post – Manager of Operations

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Congratulations to Lilith and being adopted into her forever family on National Puppy Day! Thank you to all who responded!

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Meet our latest cutie patootie - Lilith! She's about 11 months old - chi/Yorkie mix weighing 6 lbs. she gets along with children and other dogs. Her owners are allergic and need to surrender her. She's also housebroken and just a sweet little doll available for adoption and foster! Let's give her a new and happy life!! Plz share - thanks

Mar 24th 1:56am • No Comments

After some boot camp training and a really good bath (he reeked to high heavens when dumped at pound) we're happy to report Marlowe has a new forever home and here's an update with one of his new brothers!!! Thanks to Alyssa - HPR alumni and foster extraordinaire (she hangs in there with all of our TOUGH cases and we can thank her enough!!!) Another happy beginning😃😃

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Mar 20th 12:14am • 1 Comment